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Learning Communities

As part of the Multimodal Learning initiatives to support faculty teaching online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses, we facilitate an ongoing series of Faculty Learning Community meetings each year.

Spring 2021 Faculty Learning Community Meetings

Every Learner, Everywhere
April Topic: Strategies for Teaching Success

April 2  @ 12 Noon - Designing with Equity and Engagement in the Forefront (FAC018)
April 9 @ 12 Noon - Success for All Teaching Strategies (FAC024)
April 16 @ 12 Noon - Ask an Expert Live Q & A, Evidence-based Teaching (FAC025)
April Strategies for Teaching Success Registration Link 


Firday, April, 23, 2021 Noon-1pm - Motivating and Empowering Students: In-Person, Online, & at a Distance, Hongtao Dang,  Faculty Fellow at Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Joy Fuqua, Executive Director at Multimodal Learning

Two Sessions on Friday, May 7th, 9-10:30am and Noon-1:30pm - The Call is Coming From Inside the House: How Grades Can Undermine Learning and Jeoperdize our Student's Wellbeing with Josh Eyler
Getting a good grade is supposed to be a marker of excellence, but research shows that grades diminish our intrinsic motivation and emphasize the outcome rather than the process that leads to what researchers refer to as deep learning. Even worse, rates of anxiety and depression have spiked dramatically, and academic stress tied to grades is a leading cause of this escalation. In this talk, Eyler will offer a range of strategies we can try, both in our classrooms and at the institutional level, in order to mitigate the damaging effects of grades.
Click to Register for 9:00 AM Session
Noon-1:30pm Session is Full

Friday, June 4th, Noon-1:00pm - Multimodal Learning Virtual Reality Open House 
Explore the new Multimodal Learning offices in virtual reality using FrameVR. Faculty can access the session using a web browser or VR Headset for a fully immersed experience using the link. This is a drop-in and explore type of meeting where MML Staff will be available to ask questions within the space. To prepare ahead of time, create an account and avatar in FrameVR.

Winter 2021 Faculty Learning Community Meeting Schedule

Through a partnership with Educause and Every Learner Everywhere, the Multimodal Learning team is pleased to offer a series of faculty-facing webinars about engaging online learners throughout Winter quarter. These will be the Faculty Learning Community meetings for this term.

Registration is required. The registration link is provided by month below.

January Topic: Engaging Students Online

January 15  @ 12 Noon - Teaching in the Time of Covid (FAC013)
January 22 @ 12 Noon - Transform Engagement: Interaction and Online Course Design (FAC014)
January 29 @ 12 Noon - Ask an Expert Live Q & A, What Faculty Need to Know (FAC015)
 January Engaging Students Online Registration Link 

February Topic: Equity-First Instruction

February 5 @ 12 Noon - Differentiated Instruction for Equity in Higher Education (FAC016)
February 12 @ 12 Noon - Addressing DEI Issues in STEM Education (FAC020)
February 19 @ 12 Noon - Ask an Expert Live Q & A, Inclusive Teaching (FAC021)
February Equity First Instruction Registration Link

March Topic: Digital Learning Tools and Technologies

March 5 @ 12 Noon - The Future of Learning: Every Learner, Everywhere, Any Time? (FAC019)
March 12 @ 12 Noon - Adaptive Learning Beyond STEM (FAC022)
March 19 @ 12 Noon - Ask an Expert Live Q & A, Active & Adaptive Learning (FAC023)
March Digital Learning Tools and Technologies Registration Link

Recordings of Past Meetings

Click the links below to view group descriptions and recordings of past presentations.

Explorers MLC

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